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Shadow of the Giant (Shadow, #4) - Orson Scott Card
Shadow of the Giant (Shadow, #4)
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Bean's past was a battle just to survive. He first appeared on the streets of Rotterdam, a tiny child with a mind leagues beyond anyone else. He knew he could not survive through strength; he used his tactical genius to gain acceptance into a children's gang, and then to help make that gang a... show more
Bean's past was a battle just to survive. He first appeared on the streets of Rotterdam, a tiny child with a mind leagues beyond anyone else. He knew he could not survive through strength; he used his tactical genius to gain acceptance into a children's gang, and then to help make that gang a template for success for all the others. He civilized them, and lived to grow older. Then he was discovered by the recruiters for the Battle School.For Earth was at war - a terrible war with an inscrutable alien enemy. A war that humanity was near to losing. But the long distances of interstellar space has given hope to the defenders of Earth - they had time to train military geniuses up from childhood, forging them into an irresistible force in the high-orbital facility called the Battle School. That story is told in two books, the beloved classic ENDER'S GAME, and its parallel, ENDER'S SHADOW.Bean was the smallest student at the Battle School, but he became Ender Wiggins' right hand, Since then he has grown to be a power on Earth. He served the Hegemon as strategist and general in the terrible wars that followed Ender's defeat of the alien empire attacking Earth. Now he and his wife Petra yearn for a safe place to build a family - something he has never known - but there is nowhere on Earth that does not harbor his enemies - old enemies from the days in Ender's Jeesh, new enemies from the wars on Earth. To find security, Bean and Petra must once again follow in Ender's footsteps. They must leave Earth behind, in the control of the Hegemon, and look to the stars.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780312857585 (0312857586)
Publisher: Tor Books
Pages no: 368
Edition language: English
Series: Shadow (#4)
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Dang Rover: Cover to Cover
Dang Rover: Cover to Cover rated it
5.0 Shadow of the Giant (Shadow, #4)
It's hard to write a review for a book like Shadow of the Giant, because it's really just the last chapter of a much larger story. I give 5 stars on this review not only because Giant was a great book by itself, but it also ends the series with the greatness it deserves.Here is the order you should...
By Singing Light
By Singing Light rated it
4.0
So, as I started reading this, I thought, Huh. It seems like something’s happened between the end of the last book and now. Then I kept reading and wasn’t bothered by it any more. Just looked at my TBR list and…there’s a book that comes in between! That aside, I did enjoy this more than Shadow of th...
Bree Likes Books
Bree Likes Books rated it
4.0
Reread all of the Bean books in January.
thomcat
thomcat rated it
The last one - except for some short stories. And "Shadows In Flight" which is being written at the moment. I like the characters, but I'm glad to take a break.
Booklog
Booklog rated it
4.0 Shadow of the Giant (Shadow Trilogy)
A fitting ending to the Shadow series (or is it?). My complaints are the same as the ones for the previous books about the naivete of the author concerning geopolitical affairs and the plausibility of world government. The things I enjoyed were pretty much the same too: pretty good character devel...
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